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DANCE

Whatcom County

Bellingham Ballroom Dancers

For more information about Bellingham Ballroom Dancers, please call: 360-734-5676

Bellingham Old-Time Country Dance Society

For more information about Bellingham Old-Time Country Dance Society, please call: 360-676-1554 or visit: www.bellinghamcountrydance.org

Dance Gallery

Dance Gallery is a unique, multigenerational collaborative founded in '91, of modern dancers who aim to foster the growth and appreciation of modern dance in our community. Dance Gallery offers on-going classes, opportunities to perform, choreograph and teach, and attend workshops with guest teachers. This past year they were co-sponsors with Bellingham Parks & Recreation of multigenerational movement classes and special workshops for children and the disabled. For more information about the Dance Gallery, please call: 360-676-4113 or visit: http://www.philanthropycatalog.org/culture/dgb.htm

English Country Dancing

For more information about English Country Dancing, please call: 647-0391 or visit: www.englishcountrydance.home.comcast.net

First Saturday Folk Dancers

For more information about First Saturday Folk Dancers please call: 360-733-2044.

Nancy Whyte School of Ballet

Bringing dance to Whatcom County since 1969. Home of the Mt. Baker Ballet. Classes and workshops, performances, and dance events at various times. Call for details 360-734-9141 or visit: www.nancywhyteballet.com

Nordic Dancers of Skagit/Whatcom Counties.

Scandinavian Dances, First Sunday 2–5 p.m. Norway Hall, 1419 N Forest St, Bellingham. Live music by Seattle's Skandia Kapell (Apr 5) and Takk for Dansen/North Star Fiddlers (May 3 & Jun 7). Fun & easy dances will be included. Questions? Please call (360) 734-2516.

Northwest Ballet School of Classical and Contemporary Dance

Is the official school of the NWB. Dance students who are committed can perform and express their art on a higher level in at least two major NWB productions each year. Our school offers: Classical Ballet, Youth and Recreational Dance Programs for the youngest or oldest beginner through to our Professional Division. Bellingham Studio is located at: 1417 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 201 in historic downtown. For more information, please call: 360-714-1246 or visit www.northwestballet.org.

Scottish Country Dancing

For more information about Scottish Country Dancing, please call: 360-671-3806 or visit: www.bellinghamscd.org.

Tango Bellingham

Argentine tango is music and a dance form originating in the Rio de la Plata region of South America. Here at Tango Bellingham, they teach the improvised social form of the dance, both open and closed embrace, with occasional excursions into the newer, modern forms of the dance. They emphasize the connection with your partner, with the music, with the other dancers on the floor and with the traditional Argentine culture that infuses the dance. For more information, please call 360-676-7593 or visit: www.tangobellingham.com.

U & Me Dance

Learn to dance on our big, beautiful dance floor! Over 4,000 square feet. Either on your own or with a partner, come get your body moving to the music and let the fun begin! Dance for Friends. Dance for Fun. Dance for Life! U&Me Dance at the Majestic is a Ballroom and Latin Dance studio, offering quality dance instruction to Whatcom and Skagit counties since 2002. For more information about U and Me Dance, please call: 360-676-0292 or visit: www.uandmedance.com

Wendy Setter’s Dance Studio

For more information about Wendy Setter’s Dance Studio please call: 360-734-1595 or visit: www.thedancestudio.net

Western Washington University Dance Program

Offering a comprehensive dance curriculum in performing, directing, teaching, producing and choreography. Annual performances include Danceworks in February, Faculty Concert in April, New Music/New Dance in May, plus guest choreographer concerts and summer intensive/concerts. PAC Mainstage, Concert Hall and VING! in Bellingham, WA. For more information, please visit: www.wwu.edu/depts/dance or call 360-650-3129.

Skagit County

Clan Heather Dancers

Scottish Highland, tap and Irish step dancing classes and choreography for all ages in Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Everett. For more information please call 360-715-8682 or toll free (877) HOP TO IT or visit: http://www.nas.com/~clanhealther

Cultas Mountain Dance

Creative dance for preschoolers, ballet dance instruction for ages 5 – adult. Yoga exercise classes for adults. For more information please call 360-856-4050.

Fidalgo Fog Cutters Square Dance Club

Plus level square and Round dancing held at the Cook Road Grange. Every first and third Friday, 7:30pm-10:30pm, starting September 21st-June. For more information please call 360-856-6507.

Jolly Time Dance Club

Twice weekly dance (fox trot, waltz) sessions to live music at Hillcrest Park Lodge. Cover charge. For more information please call 360-856-6718.

Mt. Baker Singles Square & Round Dancing Club

Instructional lessons, mainstream, limited plus tips. For more information please call 360-424-4608 or visit: http://www.sqdance.org

Nordic Dancers

Monday Scandinavian Dance Classes start each September. Beginner: 7-8 pm. Advanced: 8-9:15 pm. Suggested donation $2 per class to help pay for facility. Located at: Burlington Lutheran Church, 134 E. Victoria, Burlington, WA. For more information, please call: 360-757-6821.

Nordic Dancers of Skagit/Whatcom Counties.

Scandinavian Dances, First Sunday 2–5 p.m. Norway Hall, 1419 N Forest St, Bellingham. Live music by Seattle's Skandia Kapell (Apr 5) and Takk for Dansen/North Star Fiddlers (May 3 & Jun 7). Fun & easy dances will be included. Questions? Please call (360) 734-2516.

Scandinavian Dance

Scandinavian Dances every 4th Friday, 7pm, except summer and December, for experienced dancers. Cost is $6 per person during live music, otherwise $3. Vasa members attend for free. Located at: Vasa Lodge at 1805 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon WA. For more information, please call: 360-428-7866.

Skagit Scottish Country Dancers

Scottish country dancing in Mount Vernon and Anacortes. Beginning and intermediate instructional classes and performance group. Located at: Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA. For more information please call: 360-299-2340 or visit: www.skagitscd.org

Skagit Squares

Square dance lessons for all ages. Located at: 14641 SR 9, Mount Vernon, WA. For more information, please call 360-424-9675.

Skagit Toe Tappers

Clogging all ages. Located at: 14641 SR 9, Mount Vernon 98273. For more information, please call 360-424-9675.

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance

Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical. Beginners-advanced. Located at: 1522 Jay Way, Mount Vernon 98273. For more information please call 360-424-6677 or visit: http://www.skagitvalleyacademyofdance.com

Seattle

Ballroom Dance Class

Ballard Elks, 6411 Seaview NW, Seattle, WA. Cost: $5, Time: 6–7PM. Betty McLain, instructor, drop–ins welcome. Live band 7–10PM. For more information, please call Betty at: (206) 284–7442.

Katrilli Finnish Folkdancers

Meet on Sundays, 5–7PM, at the Swedish Cultural Center (SCC), Located at: 1920 Dexter Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. Learn Finnish folklore and traditions through dance. All are welcome! Visit the Web site at http://finnsnw.com/Katrilli/ or call JoAnne at (206) 329–1443 for information.

Northwest Ballet

NW Washington's regional ballet company was formed as a performing arts organization in 2001 under the Artistic Directorship of John Bishop. From classical full length works, such as Giselle, Coppelia and The Nutcracker, to modern and contemporary repertoire, Northwest Ballet offers extraordinary, professional-level productions throughout the year. Bellingham Studio is located at: 1417 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 201 in historic downtown 360-714-1246 or visit www.northwestballet.org.

Out of the Area

Scandia West

Sunday evening dance at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 West 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA. Mini–lesson at 6:30 p.m.; Scandinavian and ballroom dancing 7–9 p.m. Coffee, various teas, and potluck refreshments. Sponsored by Olympic Lodge, Sons of Norway. Members of Sons of Norway and Skandia Folkdance Society, $2; non–members, $3. Everyone and all ages welcome! Questions: (360) 457–4081 or (360) 457–7035.

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